First thing, this isn't about the fragrance of fresh wood shavings.
My aging below decks smell like a wooden boat. You probably know the smell. It is a potent combination of whatever it is. Everything that comes off the boat carries it. Always has. I can take a book off my shelf at home and know that it was on the boat five years ago. I have old charts from boats long gone that have it. I go onto other older wooden boats (the ones that haven't been restored within an inch of their lives) and it is there, maybe with a twist or two.
Now I go over my interior with a bleach solution once a year, overhead to bilge, with a determination to "freshen it up", and that works well for a little while, but by the end of the season even my kids hair has that magnificent (certainly an aquired taste) wooden boat smell.
A little mold, a little turpentine, a little oil, a little linseed oil, a little salt ? ... well whatever. At this time of the year it's like a drug.
What is it about that smell?